Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Rush Statement on the President's State of the Union of Address

Jan 20, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after President Obama’s State of the Union address:

“Tonight, President Obama laid out a strong path to help move our country forward and continue to strengthen the middle class. The president pointed to concrete results of the work he has done while in office. The creation of new jobs over the past five years has employed more than 11 million Americans. Lower gas prices and higher fuel standards have saved American families more than $750 at the pump and the country is now number one in oil, gas and wind power.

“I appreciate the president’s policy on raising awareness of the increased number of uninsured Americans where over 10 million more families have access to the security of health coverage. Congress cannot put the security of families at risk by taking away their health insurance.

“As a legislative body we must support the president in his efforts to increase the minimum wage, guarantee paid sick leave or paid maternity leave to Americans and address the reality of climate change. I continue to stand with the president in his continued efforts to grow our country’s global economic standing.”